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“A Gentleman and an Officer”A Military and Social History of James B. Griffin's Civil War$
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James B. Griffin, Judith N. McArthur, and Orville Vernon Burton

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195093124

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093124.001.0001

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On the Carolina Coast: Fifth Regiment South Carolina Reserves

On the Carolina Coast: Fifth Regiment South Carolina Reserves

Letters 59 through 73

26 November 1862 through 9 February 1863

(p.248) 7 On the Carolina Coast: Fifth Regiment South Carolina Reserves
“A Gentleman and an Officer”

Judith N. McArthur

Orville Vernon Burton

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents Griffin's wartime letters to his wife Leila dated from November 26, 1862 to February 9, 1863. These letters are about Griffin's decision to accept the commission with the Reserves and go back to South Carolina. He told Leila that he was appointed lieutenant colonel of the Fifth Regiment of the South Carolina Reserves and though he was having a good time he had some conflicts with enlisted men and officers that had plagued him in Virginia.

Keywords:   James B. Griffin, wartime letters, South Carolina Reserves, South Carolina, lieutenant colonel

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